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Prefab wooden dome home spins like a UFO to let sunlight in from every angle

Prefab wooden dome home spins like a UFO to let sunlight in from every angle

This wooden dome house is constructed largely from organic materials, including cedar, bamboo, and limestone. It has another eco-friendly feature, too, that allows the home to be more energy efficient in a very peculiar way. Much like the sci-fi flying

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Mayor de Blasio launches GreeNYC campaign to help New Yorkers save money and energy this winter

Mayor de Blasio launches GreeNYC campaign to help New Yorkers save money and energy this winter

Mayor de Blasio has just launched the GreeNYC campaign, aimed at keeping New Yorkers nice and cozy this winter through a number of DIY energy saving tips. The campaign, which features the GreeNYC mascot, Birdie, shows residents how to seal leaks and is

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LinkedIn’s NYC offices boast a secret speakeasy lounge and room lined with old telephones

LinkedIn’s NYC offices boast a secret speakeasy lounge and room lined with old telephones

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Sun-drenched Chelsea loft features massive 44-ft wall of windows

Sun-drenched Chelsea loft features massive 44-ft wall of windows

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Hidden trap door is just one of the cool space-saving design features of this smart micro-apartment

Hidden trap door is just one of the cool space-saving design features of this smart micro-apartment

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MTA to test out “accordion” subway cars with no connecting doors

MTA to test out “accordion” subway cars with no connecting doors

If there was a magic fix to overcrowded subway cars during rush hour, it would be open gangway cars. Popular in Europe, the articulated train set allows for more passengers and makes it easier for folks to move around. MTA’s new Capital Plan calls of

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6 innovative apps making life better and greener in New York City

6 innovative apps making life better and greener in New York City

Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) President Maria Torres-Springer announced the winners of NYC BigApps 2015. The contest, BigApps, which is the nation’s largest civic innovation competition, challenged New

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Beery Christmas? Brewing company erects massive holiday tree made of 428 kegs

Beery Christmas? Brewing company erects massive holiday tree made of 428 kegs

Move over Rockefeller Center. Rochester, NY’s Genesee Brewing Company has an impressive Christmas tree of its own and it’s made out of hundreds of beer kegs. Built by 20 of the brewing company’s industrious employees, the tree was constructed out of 300

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Michael Bloomberg selected to lead global climate change task force

Michael Bloomberg selected to lead global climate change task force

The Guardian is reporting that former NYC Mayor and business magnate, Michael Bloomberg has been chosen to lead a global taskforce on climate change. Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England and FSB chair, told The Guardian that more information be

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Gov. Cuomo mandates 50 percent renewable energy for New York by 2030

Gov. Cuomo mandates 50 percent renewable energy for New York by 2030

As predicted, Governor Andrew Cuomo has officially mandated that 50 percent of all electricity consumed in New York by 2030 come from clean and renewable energy sources. This new Clean Energy Standard will ensure that utility companies provide 50 of or

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New York City’s ambitious OneNYC Plan wins C40 Climate Leader Group’s Building Energy Efficiency award at COP21

New York City’s ambitious OneNYC Plan wins C40 Climate Leader Group’s Building Energy Efficiency award at COP21

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s green buildings plan for NYC, One City Built to Last, has won the C40 Climate Leader Group’s Building Energy Efficiency award in Paris. The comprehensive plan, which aims to reduce building-based emissions 30 percent by 2025, of

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Green Girls program teaches city kids how to study NYC’s environment

Green Girls program teaches city kids how to study NYC’s environment

Related: New GreenTECH Program Empowers NYC Students to Green Their Schools and Communities

“The ‘Green Girls’ worked to understand water pollution in their community. Students learned about these issues by simulating point source and non-point

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NYC announces plan for largest electric fleet of municipal vehicles by 2025

NYC announces plan for largest electric fleet of municipal vehicles by 2025

New York’s sustainability plan is fleshed out a little more this week, as Mayor Bill de Blasio rolls out NYC Clean Fleet, a comprehensive plan to create the largest electric vehicle fleet of any U.S. city, cut municipal vehicle emissions in half by 80

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Freshkills Park could be home to hot air ballooning or a golf course in its future

Freshkills Park could be home to hot air ballooning or a golf course in its future

Looks like Central Park may be in store from Freshkills Park in terms of fun activities. As reported by SiLive, the Parks Department has issued a Request for Expressions of Interest for the former landfill area, Freshkills Park.

After months of the

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Prince St. luxury condos to feature original fireplaces and gabled ceilings from former school building

Prince St. luxury condos to feature original fireplaces and gabled ceilings from former school building

the building is being converted to condominiums and townhouses, with prices starting at $7.74 million.

in 2010, the school closed because of flagging enrollment; last year the Archdiocese of New York sold it for $30.7 million to Time and A

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Generous Airbnb hosts donate percentage of each reservation to charity

Generous Airbnb hosts donate percentage of each reservation to charity

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Governor Cuomo eyes 50-percent renewable energy goal for New York

Governor Cuomo eyes 50-percent renewable energy goal for New York

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“A 50 percent RPS is a significant milestone toward addressing New York’s climate goals, and reaffirms the state as a leader in seizing the economic advantages of clean energy. We applaud Governor Cuomo for this ambitious and vital and a

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New renderings of Bjarke Ingels’ swanky High Line condos unveiled

New renderings of Bjarke Ingels’ swanky High Line condos unveiled

Thanks to New York YIMBY, we have a few images of the preliminary design for Bjarke Ingles massive, geometric $870 million project along the High Line at 17th Street.

According to the renderings, the buildings will be 38 and 28 stories and

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Efficient heating upgrades could save $150 million and 312,000 tons of carbon emissions annually in NYC

Efficient heating upgrades could save $150 million and 312,000 tons of carbon emissions annually in NYC

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) says that New York City property owners could save $150 million a year and reduce climate change by doing one simple thing. Environmental experts and financial analysts agree that making energy efficiency to

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An entire Brooklyn street has been wiped off the map and it’s a good thing

An entire Brooklyn street has been wiped off the map and it’s a good thing

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Mayor de Blasio breaks ground on phase II of Hunter’s Point South affordable housing project and 11-acre waterfront park

Mayor de Blasio breaks ground on phase II of Hunter’s Point South affordable housing project and 11-acre waterfront park

Related: Massive Hunter’s Point South Affordable Housing Project Breaks Ground in Long Island City

“We’re building a new neighborhood from the ground-up, from its streets to its parks to its transit. This is going to be the biggest affordable a

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Anthony Bourdain’s giant Asian-inspired food market slated to open at SuperPier in 2018

Anthony Bourdain’s giant Asian-inspired food market slated to open at SuperPier in 2018

The proposal has Bourdain’s market consuming the first and second floors of the old pier, in an ambitious endeavor to curate NYC’s first-ever 155,000-square-foot, $60 million market which the chef has described as inspired by “an Asian night Just

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REX tapped to design World Trade Center performing arts building

REX tapped to design World Trade Center performing arts building

Brooklyn-based architecture firm REX was selected last Friday to design the performing arts center at the World Trade Center site (PACWTC). Led by Joshua Prince-Ramus, a former protégé of Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas, the firm will replace Frank The a

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NYC becomes first city to plant 1 million trees

NYC becomes first city to plant 1 million trees

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New York City Department of Parks and Recreation millionth tree of the MillionTreesNYC initiative at Joyce Kilmer Park in the Bronx first city

ew York Restoration Project (NYRP) is driven by the conviction that all New Yorkers

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Oil spill fines to fund new environmental education program for Greenpoint schools

Oil spill fines to fund new environmental education program for Greenpoint schools

Related: Greenpoint Residents Choose Environmental Projects to get $7M in State Funds

“We are creating the next generation of environmental stewards out of one of the worst industrial disasters in our city’s history,” Schneiderman said.

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Mirrored ring of golden hearts to spread love in Times Square this Valentine’s Day

Mirrored ring of golden hearts to spread love in Times Square this Valentine’s Day

The romance will return to Times Square in February with Collective-LOK’s gorgeous Heart to Heart installation. The winner of the annual 2016 Times Square Valentine Heart Design, the installation will encircle visitors with kaleidoscopic golden hearts

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Abandoned lot could become new revamped park for Gowanus

Abandoned lot could become new revamped park for Gowanus

Looks like we could have another revamped-train-track park on our hands. The newest member to the High Line club could be the abandoned Gowanus playground on 10th Street and Third Avenue. The plot, which is located under subway tracks, used to be used a

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You may soon be able to email your favorite tree in NYC

You may soon be able to email your favorite tree in NYC

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NYC announces a whopping $15 million in funding for community parks

NYC announces a whopping $15 million in funding for community parks

Working with Community Parks Initiative (CPI) neighborhoods

Related: Mayor de Blasio doubles funding for Community Parks Initiative

“Every child deserves bright, green space right in their neighborhood – and this essential support from a

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Guerrilla compost bins disguised as newspaper boxes hit the streets of NYC

Guerrilla compost bins disguised as newspaper boxes hit the streets of NYC

Master composter and graphic designer, Debbie Ullman, thinks NYC is addicted to throwing away organic food waste. Therefore, in order to put residents on the right composting path, the former tabloid newspaper designer has created the New York Compost

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Stylish 325-sq-ft studio uses clever design to create the feeling of more space

Stylish 325-sq-ft studio uses clever design to create the feeling of more space

Andrea’s cozy Greenwich Village studio

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Inside the super-skinny, $4M units that make up DUMBO’s first luxury townhouses

Inside the super-skinny, $4M units that make up DUMBO’s first luxury townhouses

Although Dumbo’s residential projects primarily comprise converted loft space, the 3,049-square-foot DUMBO Townhouses are an entirely new project built from scratch to replace a one-story garage built in the 1950s. To match the scale and style of the

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MTA officials break ground (literally) on Grand Central access to LIRR concourse

MTA officials break ground (literally) on Grand Central access to LIRR concourse

Related: Governor Cuomo announces completion of MTA’s largest energy efficiency program ever at Grand Central Terminal

“This ceremony marks the start of construction of several access points between the existing Grand Central Terminal that you so

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Renderings unveiled for Brooklyn’s first supertall tower

Renderings unveiled for Brooklyn’s first supertall tower

SHoP Architects

The 90-story, vaguely Art Deco tower will have 466,000 square feet of residential space, amounting in 550 condo units, as well as 140,000 square feet of commercial space.

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NY Attorney General forces world’s largest coal company to come clean about false public statements

NY Attorney General forces world’s largest coal company to come clean about false public statements

New York’s Attorney General has reached an historic agreement with Peabody Energy Corporation today over the coal giant’s false statements about the environmental impact of its business. A. G. Eric T. Schneiderman today announced the agreement will

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Mysterious North Brother Island is one step closer to being opened to the public

Mysterious North Brother Island is one step closer to being opened to the public

Council Member Mark Levine is a man on a mission. Seems as if the tenacious chair of the Council’s Parks and Recreation Committee just won’t rest until the world gets to visit the abandoned 20-acre island, North Brother Island. Now, Gothamist reports a

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American Museum of Natural History unveils its “thrilling” expansion design

American Museum of Natural History unveils its “thrilling” expansion design

The new expansion will be located along Columbus Avenue on the museum’s rear grounds near West 79th Street. To minimize encroachment on the adjacent Theodore Roosevelt Park, the majority of the 218,000-square-foot Gilder Center will be carved out of a

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Minimalist Greenwich Village loft makes smart use of its 500 square feet

Minimalist Greenwich Village loft makes smart use of its 500 square feet

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Hop on your bike and take a foodie tour of Queens this weekend

Hop on your bike and take a foodie tour of Queens this weekend

This weekend, bike enthusiasts can get a taste of the good life from some of the top restaurants in Queens. A foodie cycling tour under the route of the 7 train from Long Island City to Flushing will serve up samples from hot dining spots, food carts in

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XOCO 325 turns a chocolate factory into sweet luxury condominiums

XOCO 325 turns a chocolate factory into sweet luxury condominiums

XOCO 325 is located at 325 West Broadway in the heart of SoHo. The condos are being developed, designed, constructed and managed by DDG Partners, which has chosen a former chocolate factory for the location. XOCO, which is Catalan for chocolate, will 21

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